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The Mississippi Economic Council and the M.B. Swayze Foundation has announced that Morton High School’s STAR Student is Garren Jackson Barnes.
Last week Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the economi
With the passing of Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, life in a pandemic world is different, but some local officials think it is beginning to improve.
The following individuals were taken in to custody and booked in to the docket at the Scott County Jail between April 17 and May 14, 2020.
With in-person meetings on hold for now due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to offer online litter prevention programs for children and families.


Local named ECCC Hall of Famer

Recipients of Hall of Fame and other honors were recently recognized by East Central Community College in Decatur during a Virtual Awards Ceremony shared on the college’s website and social media, in lieu of the annual ceremony held on campus each spring that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus and social distancing guidelines.










Donavon Eric Whitt

An outside funeral service for Mr. Eric Whitt was held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Rocky Hill Church of God. All attending the funeral service were required to remain in their vehicles. There was a one hour drive by viewing that began at 1:00 pm prior to the funeral service.  Officiating was Rev. Brett Cooper and Rev.



Zilpha Ann Reid

Mrs. Zilpha Ann Reid age 75, passed away Sunday April 26, 2020 at her home in Mendenhall, MS. A visitation was held at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS on Wednesday April 29, 2020 from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM. A funeral service was  held on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The Service was held under the Portico at Wolf Funeral Services.



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